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Nick Hornby: 'Juliet, Naked'
"A quiz about 'Juliet, Naked' (2009), a novel by the author of 'High Fidelity' (1995) and 'About a Boy' (1998). It definitely helps to have read the book."
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Early on in the novel we learn that rock star Tucker Crowe mysteriously walked out on his successful music career 22 years earlier and hasn't been seen since. Where did an unexplained incident take place which supposedly prompted this disappearance?
An ex-lover's house in North Berkeley
A farm in Pennsylvania
A garage in Portugal
The men's toilets in a Minneapolis nightclub
Tucker Crowe's overnight disappearance in the middle of promoting his major new album has been the subject of endless speculation. What turns out to have been the real reason for abandoning his rock career?
He had a vision from God or one of his representatives
He decided his album was 'a fake bunch of crap'
He had a near-death experience after an overdose
He caught his girlfriend having sex with his bass player
Duncan, a 'world expert' on Tucker Crowe and a leading superfan, runs a website for obsessives like himself ('Crowologists'), analysing his hero's life and lyrics, and speculating on his whereabouts and possible comeback. What's the name of his website?
Who Do You Love?
In Too Deep
Can Anybody Hear Me?
You and Your Perfect Life
Who or what exactly is 'Juliet, Naked'?
An original demo version of Crowe's last album
A priceless painting of Romeo's beloved
A nude drawing of Crowe's secret lover
A woman in an Amsterdam 'shop window'
Duncan, a lecturer, lives in a loveless, childless relationship with local museum curator Annie, in a dreary northern English seaside town. What is this fictional town called?
Two of the comic characters in the novel, Barnesy and Gav, who chat up Annie and her lesbian friend Ros in the local working men's club, are fanatical devotees of which 'local' type of music?
Rock and roll
What has Tucker Crowe mostly been doing during his disappearance over the past 22 years?
Recording shedloads of material for a comeback
Making hip-hop albums with Lauryn Hill
Watching TV and drinking
Making movies with Steve Ditko in Los Angeles
When Tucker Crowe travels to London to visit his daughter Lizzie in hospital after her miscarriage, what happens immediately on his arrival at the hospital?
He's recognised by fans and mobbed
He has a heart attack
He makes a pass at a beautiful doctor
He starts to sing 'We're in Trouble'
When Duncan meets his rock star idol for the first time, as he jogs past while Tucker Crowe is walking along the beach with Annie, how does he later describe Crowe's appearance to her in a phone call?
Like a martial arts warrior
Like a grizzly farmer
Like a nervous therapist
Like a retired accountant
At the end of the novel, Tucker Crowe releases a new album which is slammed by his old diehard obsessive fans, but welcomed by new fans. What's the title of this album?
Home-grown Green Beans
So Where Was I?
You're My Best Friend
Reading in the Afternoon Sunshine
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Compiled Jun 28 12